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A2 Dartford lorry driver charged after roadside breath test gave reading three times drink-drive limit

A lorry driver was due to appear in court today after he gave a roadside breath test which allegedly showed he was three times the drink-drive limit.

Kent Police Specials say they were dealing with an incident on the A2 in Dartford when the HGV driver pulled up behind them to urinate on the hard shoulder.

The driver gave a breath test. Stock picture
The driver gave a breath test. Stock picture

Officers were called at 6.34pm on Wednesday to reports of a lorry driving erratically.

They decided to give the man a breath test – and the machine showed a figure which was three times the legal limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Alin Olteanu, aged 50, of no fixed address, has since been charged with drink driving. Police were unable to say what the alcohol reading was listed in his charge.

Suspects usually take another test at the police station after being arrested. That test can either be of breath, blood or urine.

Police said Olteanu was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates' Court today.

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